Selqet is a small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified Selqet as a "Near Earth Asteroid" due to its orbit's proximity to Earth, but it is not considered potentially hazardous because computer simulations have not indicated any imminent likelihood of future collision.
Selqet orbits the sun every 332 days (0.91 years), coming as close as 0.61 AU and reaching as far as 1.26 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, Selqet is probably between 0.425 to 0.951 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than ~97% of asteroids but small compared to large asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Selqet's orbit is 0.11 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
Selqet has 14 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|May 21, 2026||20,041,753||9.530|
|May 29, 2036||25,653,031||9.211|
|May 14, 2065||22,271,499||13.183|
|May 15, 2075||17,189,060||11.284|
|May 19, 2085||18,336,078||9.815|
|May 26, 2095||23,413,188||9.244|
|June 6, 2105||29,826,739||9.240|
|May 16, 2124||25,346,556||14.024|
|May 16, 2134||18,112,245||11.839|
|May 18, 2144||17,099,664||10.222|
|May 24, 2154||21,422,962||9.356|
|June 2, 2164||27,353,145||9.192|
|May 17, 2183||29,657,445||15.067|
|May 16, 2193||19,888,444||12.537|
Selqet's orbit is determined by observations dating back to June 29, 1997. It was last officially observed on Aug. 18, 2018. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 632 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Selqet is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.
The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of Selqet to create an approximate landscape rendering with Mount Everest in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.